Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2023: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI Preview and Updates

The visitors are set to face the Kiwis in the second ODI, hoping to make a comeback and stay in the series. Sri Lanka’s form deteriorated even further after a 2-0 whitewash in Tests, as they were all out for 76 runs in the first ODI.

The key bowlers in the team bowled well in their respective spells to limit the hosts to a par total. In Auckland, where teams have chased even higher totals, a 275-run target isn’t much.

Tom Latham, who is leading the hosts in the ODI series, scored a brilliant century the last time the two teams met in Christchurch. New Zealand has a number of newcomers on their team.

Among them, Henry Shipley made his mark with a fifer in his fourth ODI. Boult and Southee aren’t on this New Zealand team. New Zealand has some promising batters in the side, and we expect them to deliver in the second ODI at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

The 2nd ODI between New Zealand vs Sri Lanka will take place on March 28th, 2023 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Match Details to Note

Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2023

Date: March 28, 2023 (Tuesday)                                                 

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand (Match Odds – 1.37):


The ODI series has begun with a bang for New Zealand. Following the Test series whitewash, the hosts outplayed the visitors in the first match of the ODI series.

Despite fielding a new-look team with most of their senior players rested, New Zealand managed to take the lead in the match. Chad Bowes made his One-Day International debut, opening the innings alongside Finn Allen. The Canterbury batsman was out for 14 off 15 balls, so it wasn’t a spectacular debut.

Tom Latham, the skipper, struggled to get going. He was part of a 39-run fourth-wicket stand, despite scoring only 5 runs off 17 balls. Nonetheless, he is an important player for New Zealand in the middle order. At the top, Finn Allen, Will Young, and Daryl Mitchell will be critical to New Zealand’s success.

Rachin Ravindra looked promising in the lower middle order, falling one run short of a fifty on his debut. In the batting department, there is no shortage of match-winning players.

The new generation of New Zealand bowlers has not been as effective as their predecessors. And their most recent victory appears to have given them a boost in the right direction. The key bowlers to watch in this lineup are Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, and Blair Tickner.

Full Squad:

Tim Southee (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson, Neil Wagner, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn

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Players to watch out for:

Will Young, Tom Latham, Matt Henry

Possible Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner

Sri Lanka (Match Odds – 3.10):


Dasun Shanaka will be enraged by the outcome of the first ODI in Auckland, a venue known to be favorable for chasing. The captain was out for a golden duck as the team bundled up for 76 runs. The bowlers performed admirably, with Chamika Karunaratne and Lahiru Kumara finishing with economies of less than 5 R.P.O.

Kasun Rajitha also took a couple of wickets at an economy of just over 5. Sri Lanka will be expecting a complete turnaround in the batting department.

Pathum Nissanka will be at the top, followed by Kusal Mendis at number three. These two batters are critical to a comeback, with Mendis in particular needing to hit a big knock to help Sri Lanka reach a competitive total. Another venue where New Zealand can chase a total is Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

As a result, if Sri Lanka bats first, they will need to post a large enough total. Angelo Matthews, along with Chamika Karunaratne and Dasun Shanaka, will be expected to bring their experience to the table and deliver some crucial partnerships.

Full Squad:

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickewella (wk), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Nishan Madushka (wk), Kusal Mendis (wk), Asitha Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Prabath Jayasuriya, Oshada Fernando

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Players to watch out for:

Charit Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka

Possible Playing XI:

Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played NZ Won SL Won Tie NR
Overall 100 50 41 1 8
Last 5 5 5 0 0 0

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Toss Prediction

Batting first teams have won 12 of the 24 One-Day Internationals played at this venue. On this ground, there is no clear advantage to batting first or second. The highest score chased at this venue, however, was 275 runs. That suggests that there is a good chance of defending a total here, and both teams would prefer to bat first.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report

The second ODI will be held at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. It has hosted 24 matches so far, with an average first innings score of 248 runs. On this field, a first-inning total of 265-275 will be a competitive total.

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The pitch is suitable for batting. It has a good and consistent bounce and some grass cover. The pacers can make some noise off the field. The forecast for the match day is rain with a high of 15 degrees Celsius.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Prediction

In the series opener at Eden Park, New Zealand outplayed the visitors in every aspect of the game. With momentum on their side, New Zealand is likely to maintain its lead over Sri Lanka. Shanaka leads a strong all-around team that can recover if a few players perform well on game day. However, the home team has the advantage and will start as favorites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

New Zealand is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka at the odds of 1.37.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Daryl Mitchell is our pick to deliver against Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI. In the first game, he scored 47 and took two wickets.

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